2000 W Gold & Platinum $10 Library of Congress Bimetallic Proof (w/Box & COA)
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Story of the Design
These commemorative coins are called the coins of many firsts. The first commemorative coins of the new Century, they are also the first-ever gold and platinum bi-metallic coins in the nation's history. For the bi-metallic version, the outer ring is stamped from a sheet of gold, then a solid core of platinum is placed within the ring. The coins contain about one-half an ounce of precious metal.
The bi-metallic obverse coin features the hand of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom, holding the Torch of Learning with the Jefferson building dome in the background. The reverse shows the Library's seal.
Design Theme on Obverse:
The hand of Minerva raises the torch of learning over the Jefferson Building.
Design Theme on Reverse
A laurel wreath encircles the Seal of the Library of Congress.
• LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
• IN GOD WE TRUST
• UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
• TEN DOLLARS
• E PLURIBUS UNUM